Linebacker George Frazier (Monrovia, Calif./Monrovia) has seen plenty of playoff success during his high school career. The only time he's been on the losing end of a playoff game came in the championship game of his freshman season, a 12-7 defeat to San Dimas (Calif.). After capturing CIF championships in his sophomore and junior seasons, Frazier and the Wildcats are poised for a three-peat thanks to a 9-game winning streak.
This season, Frazier has tallied 62 tackles and 2.5 sacks defensively. On the offensive side, he has rushed eight times for 203 yards and three touchdowns, and caught seven passes for 137 yards and another score.
While it has been smooth sailing on the field for Frazier and his team, thing got a little rocky this past weekend, as Colorado head coach Jon Embree was fired. Frazier, a Buffaloes verbal commitment, said he is doing everything he can to concentrate on his final high school game before beginning to deal with recruiting.
"I'm still just worried about my season," he said. "I want to get through this and then worry about that."
Frazier was somewhat surprised by the firing, as he was recently assured by Embree that he would be back for another season. Embree and assistant coach Eric Bieniemy were scheduled to make an in-home visit with Frazier on Wednesday, but the 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker said he wasn't sure what would take place now that Embree is gone.
Programs continued to contact Frazier despite the commitment. Colorado State, Fresno State and New Mexico State all offered him after his commitment to Colorado. Washington State extended an offer before and Frazier said the Cougars are still in contact, as is California, despite its own head coaching change.
Even with the coaching shakeup, no decision will be made on recruiting from Frazier until after the season. He said he was talking to Colorado about setting up an official visit, but wanted to wait until next week to get into serious talks about that.